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Don’t get me wrong, I am loving this sunshine and the much-needed vitamin d but my hair changes so much during the summer. I used to think it was a problem with my hair when I was younger but I now know it is actually a result of the changing weather and, in particular, the sun. of course, no one wants to spend all day in the house just to protect their hair but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to make your hair and extensions sexier for longer. Keep reading how you can protect your hair during summer.
Time to go swimming
Swimming great for your body and so much fun. It would be a win-win situation if most (if not all) pools didn’t have chlorine in them. It keeps the pools clear but chlorine and even salt water from beached can have a seriously negative impact on your hair. If you want to avoid the post swimming hair frizz wet your hair under a tap before you jump into the pool.
Be colour wise
If you colour your hair, particularly with bleach it is super important that you look after your hair and protect it from the sun if you want your colour to stay amazing. Colour fading happens so much faster in the summertime because of the strength of the UV rays. You may start with Auburn and end up with fire engine red. If this is not what you are after make sure that you are at least using a hair mask that is targeted to colour reviving/maintaining. If you are more pastel or white blonde based your hair is going to be super dry so this would be great for you too, I would even go as far as to say use it twice a week as your hair is more likely to get dryer as well.
UV protection for perfection
If it is super warm out and the sun is beaming down the best protection you can get, without a doubt, is a hat. It may feel like you spent ages getting your hairstyle perfect but you are much better off planning a hairstyle around your hat. Your head already holds quite a lot of heat so having a lot of heat directly on it will lead to your scalp getting burnt (say goodbye to using heated tools for the next three weeks) and probably a wicked headache. It is also very drying for your locks. If you are doing something that you really cannot wear a hat for then be organised. SPF is something we take for granted on our skin but it is equally important on our hair. Many products have UV protection that is great for your scalp and locks start looking for this is your conditioners and particularly in hair serums and sprays. The instructions will be on most of them but topping up with a little extra on your ends in the afternoon is a great idea.